• Clodagh Meaney

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre launch online programme to help survivors of sexual trauma move forward

It aims to help survivors to develop their own personal tools to manage trauma symptoms.

By Clodagh Meaney



Dublin Rape Crisis Centre have launched a programme to help survivors of sexual assault to move forward.


Moving Forward is a programme for survivors of sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse which initially launched in January, but is now available place online.


Participants will learn about the impact of trauma, as well as learning coping skills to manage symptoms associated with psychological trauma.


Developed by KRTS International in collaboration with the RCC, the self-directed programme is six weeks long and includes five modules.


The learning materials are a mix of audio, exercises and worksheets. Throughout the programme, participants have access to expert knowledge as well as support each week through weekly phone calls with a trauma coach.


All you need to take part is access to the internet and a computer.


Participants will need to be able to dedicate two hours a week over six weeks, and be able to take a call from their coach in privacy.


If you'd like to participate in Moving Forward, you can contact DRCC on 01 661 4911, or email them at movingforward@rcc.ie.

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